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A guide to rubber flooring

Rubber flooring is an innovative flooring type which captures the functionality and practicality of a durable and versatile space, but in such a way that it manages to look good and feel comfortable underfoot at the same time.

Made from layers of synthetic rubber, requiring very little maintenance and considered very easy to clean and wipe down as required, rubber flooring has become synonymous with gym floors, workout mats, and public spaces across all sectors.

Having said that, here at Cannons UK rubber floor specialists, we have seen a vast increase in the number of homeowners and other interior specialists seeking the practical and long-term benefits of rubber flooring in their spaces. And here’s why.

Why choose rubber flooring?

The benefits of rubber flooring can be separated and dictated depending on the setting and what you need from your surfaces. Having said that, some of the core benefits of rubber flooring include its durability, its slip-resistance and high level of grip, the low maintenance and easy installation, and the fact that it is minimal and simple with regards to aesthetic finishes.

With an even balance between expense and user benefits, rubber flooring is a long-term investment which is considerably more cost-effective for homeowners and commercial business owners alike – not to mention it is soundproof when installed, safer, and resistant to all manner of spills and marks.

How to install rubber flooring

When you opt for rubber flooring in your home or commercial space, one of our flooring specialists will first conduct a survey to establish how much flooring material is needed and to create a timeline and accurate quote for the job.

From there, the process is simple:

  1. All old flooring will be removed, and the subfloor will need to be swept thoroughly to remove any debris.
  2. A moisture resistant underlay will be installed to create an even and smooth surface for the rubber flooring.
  3. Any seams around the underlay will need to be smoothed out. Masking tape is a good way of creating a single and consistent layer upon which the rubber tiles can be installed.
  4. The rubber flooring installation can begin – with our services offering either a roll of flooring or tiles which can be individually laid. The best one for you will depend on the size of the space and the complexity of the shape and its corners/angles.

Is rubber flooring the right option for you?

Typically, rubber flooring offers an extra layer of resistance to marks, spills, and water damage that carpet and other hard floorings don’t offer. In addition, rubber flooring benefits from a high level of comfort and support underfoot which, paired with its practical uses, make it a solid all-rounder for domestic and commercial use.

For more information on our rubber flooring services, and to discover if rubber flooring could work for your interior or exterior space, get in touch with the Cannons UK team today.

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